Senior Acquisition Planning / Program Management Specialist (Horizon Program)

  • SAIC, Inc
  • El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
  • Oct 15, 2020

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Acquisition Planning / Program Management Specialist on the Horizon Program to support United States Space Force (USSF) Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Special Programs (SP) Directorate in strategic acquisition planning and execution for advanced capability space systems. The position requires broad experience with the Department of Defense (DoD) program acquisition processes and documents required for acquisition planning, program execution, and DoD milestone decisions (as tailored from DoDI 5000.02).

Key duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide expert advice to the Materiel Leader (ML) / Program Manager (PM) and Senior USSF and Air Force Leadership regarding acquisition strategies, contracting, budgeting and execution

  • Lead Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) efforts necessary to obtain and execute funding necessary to deliver required capabilities across the program portfolio, including: Fiscal Year planning, execution, execution monitoring, unfunded requirements management, and Program Objective Memorandum (POM) development and coordination

  • Lead development and coordination of strategic acquisition planning and pre-award activities and documentation, including: Early Strategy and Issues Sessions (ESIS), Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASP), Statements of Objective, Statements of Work, Performance Work Statements, Requests for Information (RFI), Justifications and Approvals (J&A), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE), and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs)

  • Lead development and coordination of solicitation planning and execution activities and documentation, including: Requests for Proposal (RFP), Source Selection Plans/Strategies,  and all associated documentation

  • Lead development and coordination of overarching program planning and execution documents as prescribed by/tailored from DoDI 5000.02, and relevant Department of Defense, Air Force, USSF, and SMC policies

  • Draft technical evaluations and function as an advisor in source selections


  • Bachelors Degree in a related Business or Engineering discipline
  • 14+ years of relevant experience with 8+ years of experience in acquisition within the Air Force / Space Force community
  • Experience as a Materiel Leader, Deputy Materiel Leader, Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, or Integrated Project Team (IPT) Leader for a Major Weapon System acquisition within the DoD (preferably Air Force / Space Force)
  • Must be able to interface with all levels of functional/division acquisition offices to accomplish projects for the Government program office
  • Must be able to work independently

  • An active TS/SCI clearance with willingness to consent to a polygraph examination